Westside Obituaries
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Hattie Jewel Ince
February 2, 1897 - May 21, 1935



Hattie Hewel Ince, 38, passed away this morning at her home on an oil lease near Fellows following a short illness.

Born in Elkland, Missouri, February 2, 1897, Mrs. Ince had resided in this district off and on for the past nine years.

Surviving Mrs. Ince are her husband, John L. Ince. four sons. Glen, Earl, Nolan and James L. Ince and two daughtes, Opan Ince and Jewel Ince of Fellows, three brothers, Oscar Woods of Fellows, John D. Woods of McFarland, and Nolan Woods of Pryor, Okla., and one sister, Mrs. Linnie Bowles of Pryor Oklahoma.

The remains are at the Taft Funeral Home awaiting arrangements for funeral rites.
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Patricia Ann Inglis
May 19, 1946 - March 13, 2012

There will be no services for Taft resident, Patricia Ann Inglis, 65. The arrangements are under the direction of the West Side Memorial Porteous Family.
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Haskell [Hack] Ingram
May 8, 1936 - January 4, 2001



Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. for local resident, Haskell Hack Ingram, 64.

Mr. Ingram was born in Konawa Oklahoma on May 8, 1936 and passed away in a Bakersfield hospital on January 4, 2001.

He moved with his family from Oklahoma to Taft when he was 17 years old. In 1983 he founded and single handily operated Thunderline Electric; a company he maintained until he retired in 1998.

Mr. Ingram was a member of the IBEW, Local 428. He was a very hard worker and will be remembered as a working manís legend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ruby Ingram and his sisters, Felicia Ingram and Wilma Jean Ingram.

His survivors include his wife, Tammy Ingram of Fellows; his son and his wife, Lane and Lisa Ingram; his daughters, Melissa Ingram Forbes and her husband, Carl and Cherokee Ingram; his step-sons, Jeremy and Joey Shafer; step-daughter, Kristy Shafer all of Taft; his brothers, Bill Ingram of Monterey and Maurice Ingram of Taft; his sister, Shirley Ingram Swank of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his grandchildren, Christopher McFarland, Chanell Ingram, Lauren McFarland, Taylor Forbes and Teal Forbes and by his former wife and her current husband, Carol and Mark Stigall.

There are no visitation hours scheduled and the services are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.
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Ruby Jewell Ingram, 85
April 25, 1912 - August 18, 1997



Graveside services will be held on Monday August 25, 1997 at noon at the West Side District Cemetery in Taft for Ruby Jewell Ingram. She passed away at the Monterey Pines Skilled Nursing Facility in Monterey on August 18, 1997.

Jewell was born on April 25, 1912 in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. She has lived in Monterey County for the last two years. She was a long-time Taft resident from 1960 to 1995. Prior to 1960, she lived in Oklahoma. She was a homemaker for 63 years. She attended the First Baptist church in Taft and was also involved in the Taft AARP.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Isach Ingram, in 1978; her daughter, Felicia Ingram, in 1941; four brothers: Travis, Lois, Leonard and Homer Megehee; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is survived by three sons; Haskell Ingram of Fellows, Bill Ingram of Marina, and Ollie Ingram of Taft; one daughter, Shirley Ingram Swank of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three brothers: Elbert McGehee, James McGehee and Herbert McGehee, all of Stockton; three sister: Nadine Rich of Fulton, Missouri, Lorene Johnson of Lawton, Oklahoma; and Berthanlene Bailely of Vinita, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Arrangements will be under the direction of The Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove.
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Gerald Waldo Irey
December 21, 1929 - April 23, 1970



Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the Sunset Chapel at the New Taft Funeral Home, for Gerald W. Irey, 40, of 218 Madison Street who died early Thursday morning in his home after along illness. Rev. Norman Calloway of the First Methodist Church in Bakersfield will officiate, with interment Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Lodi.

Mr. Irey was a native of California and employed as a maintence man with the State Division of Highways for the past 22 years, and a resident of Taft for the past 11 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Bakersfield and an active member of the California State Employee Association. He attended Bakersfield High School and graduated in 1958.

He is survived by his wife Ida M. Irey; two daughters, Vicki Louise and Anna Lee Irey of Taft; five brothers, Carroll, Meryl, and Don of Sacramento and Walt and James Irey of Red Bluff; and two sisters, Dorothy Mettler of Lodi and Margaret Carey of Chico.
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Donna Mae Ironshield
December 18, 1959 - May 27, 2003



Funeral services will be held on June 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the youth center in Cannon Ball, North Dakota for Bakersfield resident, Donna Ironshield.

Donna was born in North Dakota on December 18, 1959 to Lawrence and Annie Ironshield and she passed away on May 27, 2003 in Bakersfield, California at the age of 43. She loved to work with beads and leather and make crafts.

All funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the West Side Family Mortuary. (661) 736-1594.
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Gordon "Jason" Isbell
December 7, 1974 - April 10, 2011



Graveside funeral services were held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. for Taft native, Gordon "Jason" Isbell, 36. Rev. Joey Pittman, pastor of the New Hope Temple, officiated at the service.

Jason was born in Taft on December 7, 1974 and passed away in Bakersfield on April 10, 2011. He was raised and educated in Taft and graduated from Taft Union High School in 1993. He had been employed as a mill supervisor for Taft Production Company (Oildri) and was admired and respected by all with whom he worked. Jason had a passion for golf and loved "heavy metal" music. He placed his family as his priority and will be remembered as a wonderful son, husband, dad and brother.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandmother, Audrey LeVezu. His survivors include his wife, Melissa Isbell; his three children, Bethany, Jordan and Braedon Isbell; his mother, Diane Bettencourt and her husband, Bobby, all of Taft; his father, Gordon Isbell and wife, Roberta, of Bakersfield; his grandfather, Bud LeVezu; his sister, Moriah Isbell of Taft and his two nieces, Jaylyn and Sara. In addition, there are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. www.EricksonAndBrown
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